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Alexander the Great

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Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great was worshiped as a god during his lifetime, and his legend has only grown since? he remains in the forefront of the public imagination with no fewer than two upcoming major motion pictures devoted to his life. Inheriting his father?s empire at the age of twenty, Alexander resolved to expand it, and by the time of his death at thirty- two, his empire covered most of the known world?from Greece to India?encompassing two million square miles. Comprising selections from the writings of Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, this definitive biography of the greatest conqueror in history features an introduction on Alexander?s enduring legacy by acclaimed British television personality Michael Wood.

Synopsis:

Comprising selections from the writings of Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus, this definitive biography of the greatest conqueror in history features an Introduction on Alexander's enduring legacy by acclaimed British television personality Michael Wood.

About the Author

Michael Wood is the writer and presenter of many critically acclaimed series on television, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and its accompanying book.

Tania Gergel teaches Greek and Latin language and literature at King's College, London. She co-translated The Greek Sophists for Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

Alexander the Great Chronology

Introduction

Map: Alexander's Empire

A Note on the Texts

1. The Early Years

2. Establishing Power in Macedonia, Greece, and Northern Europe

3. The Persian Campaign(I) - from Hellespont to Gordium

4. The Persian Campaign(II) - from Cappadocia to Egypt

5. The Persian Campaign(III) - Victory in Persia

6. To the North-east Frontiers of the Persian Empire

7. East to India - the Uncompleted Campaign

8. The Retreat - from India back to Persia

9. Alexander's Final Months

Sources

Glossary of Main Characters

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001400
Editor:
Gergel, Tania
Introduction:
Wood, Michael
Author:
Unknown, Unknown
Author:
Unknown
Author:
Jackson, Brenda
Author:
Gergel, Tania
Author:
McDonald, Ronald L.
Author:
Wood, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.96x5.06x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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